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Boyle, Jennifer; Ramsay, Scott; Struan, Andrew – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Recognising the varied challenges presented by an increasingly diverse student body at our UK university (a research-intensive institution with a high proportion of international and widening participation students), an online and blended writing programme was developed. The Academic Writing Skills Programme (AWSP) is a fully online, compulsory…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Academic Language
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Dinmore, Stuart – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Use of multimedia for teaching and learning, particularly digital video, has become ubiquitous in higher education. This is driven in part by the growth in blended pedagogies and an increase in students learning solely or partly online. It is also influenced by relatively inexpensive media production equipment, faster internet speeds, student…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Video Technology, Online Courses, Multimedia Instruction
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Xu, Jinqi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper investigates the learning experience of Chinese students' learning experience in the business Faculty of an Australian university. Chinese students are often characterized as "rote learners" or stereotyped as "reduced Other". Areas of concern are limited to addressing the differences in learning styles, language, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, College Students, Business Administration Education
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Soto, Melissa; Gupta, Dittika; Dick, Lara; Appelgate, Mollie – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Higher education faculty benefit from participating in communities of practice focused on developing and improving their own instruction. However, collaborators with common interests are not always located at the same physical location. In this article, we share how participation in a technology-facilitated lesson study provided the means for five…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Savage, Julia; Healy, Jillian – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
In Australia, a significant number of students enrol in first-year university biology without the benefit of high school biology. In order to help students support each other, the authors of this paper (a central unit academic developer and a biology coordinator of first-year biology) created a classroom activity that facilitated the distribution…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, STEM Education, Outcomes of Education, Biology
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Willans, Fiona; Fonolahi, Aluwesi; Buadromo, Ralph; Bryce, Tilisi; Prasad, Rajendra; Kumari, Sandhya – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper reports on the evaluation of an ambitious attempt to embed academic literacy support within a core content course for first-year students at the University of the South Pacific. The course is offered in both blended and online modes, catering for on-campus and off-campus students, respectively, using Moodle as the virtual learning…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Language, Instructional Design, Management Systems
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Cooney, Adeline; Darcy, Eamon; Casey, Denis – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Writing from sources is an important academic skill but students find it a difficult skill to learn. The lesson study method was used to design and evaluate learning and teaching strategies aimed at improving students' writing from sources skills. The team developed a seven-part lesson plan and associated learning activities and practice…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Skill Development
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Bourdeau, Debra T.; Griffith, Kelly V.; Griffith, John C.; Griffith, John R. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The education community has conducted studies on failure rates and withdrawal rates between learning modalities in the past, but few studies have evaluated grade distribution between learning modes or focused specifically on English Composition. Using 2,919 student grades from the 2015-2016 academic year for an English Composition course,…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), English Instruction, Correlation, Grades (Scholastic)
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Miner, Steven; Stefaniak, Jill E. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare instructors and students perceptions regarding the use of video during instruction. Background research exploring student opinions regarding their "perceived gains" in learning may identify learning behaviors that could be exploited by those providing instruction to increase student learning. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Video Technology
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Tadesse, Tefera; Manathynga, Catherine E.; Gillies, Robyn M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Current approaches for assessing the quality of teaching and learning in higher education focus solely on compliance and accountability, and use quantitative measures that serve as indicators of institutional effectiveness and efficiency, yet whether such approaches have linked to instructional activities or students learning in universities are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kehoe, Thomas; Schofield, Penelope; Branigan, Elizabeth; Wilmore, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This paper describes a professional development (PD) program for academics at an Australian university designed to model good blended curriculum design and effective use of contemporary learning technologies. It evaluates a case study from the pilot of this program involving a postgraduate psychology course to illustrate one of the most…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Barriers, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nagel, Tyler W. S.; Remillard, Chaseten; Aucoin, Robert; Takenishi, Akari – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
In this paper, we present findings on social media use by students at two institutions in three levels of postsecondary programs. We find that students are almost universally using at least one social network, with Facebook as the most popular, and Instagram second. Many respondents are simultaneously active on several social networks. However,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Social Networks
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Lu, Yi-Ling; Wu, Chih-Wei – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Knowledge transmission and knowledge construction are two common approaches adopted for teaching and learning in higher education. Applying the two different approaches, this paper developed an evaluation model of teaching and learning, which comprises three main conceptual blocks: teaching, learning and learning assistance. A quantitative survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Motameni, Reza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Purpose of the Study: The overall purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the incorporation of combined flipped classroom, and collaborative learning pedagogical schemes in two restructured sections of principles of marketing course, had any positive impact on students' learning of 100 key marketing concepts, processes, and…
Descriptors: Marketing, Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Khan, Ramzan N.; Watson, Rashmi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The flipped classroom aims to improve learning by engaging students in educational activities outside of traditional lessons. Flipped classrooms have steadily gained popularity in the last decade and are a topic of discussion in teaching and learning forums. However, its adoption in mathematics and statistics has been subdued. Most higher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Statistics, Units of Study
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